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South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)

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Before the formation of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in 1990, there was an existing teacher’s union called the Teacher’s Association of South Africa (TASA). It was the biggest union, made up of Indian teachers. In apartheid South Africa, education was divided along racial and ethnic lines. Hence Indian teachers could only affiliate to TASA at the time. However, TASA was a union that stood for and advocated non-racialism. .. read more
Those who formed part of the poorest section of the Indian community, such a labourers, artisans, market-gardeners bore the brunt of the... read more
Together with civic organizations, the youth played an in important role in the struggle against apartheid in the Western Cape. The first... read more
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Political Organisations African National Congress (ANC) Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) South African Coloured People Organisation (SACPO)... read more
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In July 1967, the University Christian Movement (UCM) held its founding congress in Grahamstown, with about 90 clergymen and students in... read more
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Introduction The South Africa Act passed by the British Parliament in 1909 combined the self-governing British colonies of the Natal, Cape... read more
The adoption of the South African Constitution on 8 May 1996 was one of the turning points in the history of the struggle for democracy in... read more
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The last all-white elections On Wednesday 6 September 1989, the majority of South Africans will once again witness the election of a... read more
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On 9 June 1983, three members of the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), were executed at the... read more
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The history of white colonial land dispossession dates back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlement in the Cape, which was... read more

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